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Parks Naturalist Journal Entries

Here are Parks Naturalist Journal entries. To learn more about the program, from our top menu hover over “Volunteer” and click on “Stewardship Programs”

Hanna Heddy

Date of volunteer work: 03/30/2019. Site Name: Powell Butte. Number of hours worked: 1.25. Field notes: We entered from Ellis Street entrance. Native plants that were already flowering were Indian Plum, Candyflower, and Pioneer Violet. In terms of wildlife, we saw coyote scat, a young garter snake, a Northern Flicker, Stellar Jay, Junco, and Towhee.

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Melissa Ribner

Date of volunteer work: 02/26/2019. Site Name: JCP. Number of hours worked: 1.5. Field notes: Sorry this is late. It slipped my mind. The park was cold, crisp and fairly clean. I noticed several instances of dog poop, however. I was attracted by the bright orange legs and feet of a group of ducks by […]

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Michael Babbit

Date of volunteer work: 02/22/2019. Site Name: Erroll Heights. Number of hours worked: 2. Field notes: Despite the cold, it looks like spring. Indian plum flowers unfolding, nesting activities by mallards, buffleheads, gadwall, wood ducks, oh and the Canada geese have arrived. Very noisy boy geese evrywhere. But the bog lilies are blooming (we call […]

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Melissa Ribner

Date of volunteer work: 01/21/2019. Site Name: JCP. Number of hours worked: 1.75. Field notes: There were lots of ducks in the Crystal Springs Creek. I didn’t spot any in Johnson Creek. It was interesting to note that Johnson Creek was significantly ‘muddier’ than Crystal Springs. I could see the bottom of Crystal Springs- not […]

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Melissa Ribner

Date of volunteer work: 01/21/2019. Site Name: JCP. Number of hours worked: 1.75. Field notes: There were lots of ducks in the Crystal Springs Creek. I didn’t spot any in Johnson Creek. It was interesting to note that Johnson Creek was significantly ‘muddier’ than Crystal Springs. I could see the bottom of Crystal Springs- not […]

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